Re: Read any good books lately?

Anders Sandberg (
13 Aug 1999 15:01:26 +0200

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> I'm currently in the middle of _Zen and the Brain_, which is not light
> reading material (in the sense that you can't carry it on the train), _The
> Anthropic Cosmological Principle_ (had it for a long time but only just
> started reading it), and the usual selection of textbooks (mostly computer
> science with some physics).

Sounds like a wonderful co-reading. I have this selection of "thick books", inter- (or trans-) disciplinary works that I tend to return to, and these two are in it. Another one is of course Nanosystems (and I hope to include Nanomedicine).

> Read any good books lately?

Most people are suggesting novels, so I would suggest Vinge's _A Deepness in the Sky_ and Neal Stephenson's _Cryptonomicon_. As for facts, I would suggest Gazzaniga's *huge* _The Cognitive Neurosciences_ if you are so inclined after reading Austin, Edward Tufte's books on information presentation and of course the _Feynman Lectures on Physics_.

I bought a pile of books when I was in the states (any shifts of the Earth's axis of inertia caused by this are entirely my fault - and I didn't even buy Misner-Thorne-Wheeler's _Gravitation_!), so in a few months I may have some updates.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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